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Heterodermia speciosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Caliciales
Family: Physciaceae
Genus: Heterodermia
Trevis. (1868)
Type species
Heterodermia speciosa
(Wulfen) Trevis. (1868)

Heterodermia is a genus of lichenized fungi in the family Physciaceae.[2] The genus has a widespread distribution, especially in tropical regions, and contains about 80 species.[3]


Heterodermia are subterranean or almost upright leaf lichens with a bearing diameter of up to 10 centimeters. Their top is pale greenish, whitish or pale greyish, many species are ciliolate on the edge. The underside is white, tan or orange with pale or dark rhizines.


The genus Heterodermia has about 80 species a large area of distribution, especially in the tropics.



  1. ^ "Synonymy: Heterodermia Trevis". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  2. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. Archived from the original on 2009-03-18.
  3. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 314. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.